Mentoring the first-year superintendent in Texas public schools.

Mentoring the first-year superintendent in Texas public schools.

Date: May 2002
Creator: McNulty, Rock Edward
Description: This study determined what mentoring experiences first-year superintendents have had and what they need from a mentoring relationship. Structured interviews and field notes were used in this qualitative study focused on Texas first-year superintendents' perceived needs from mentors. Three patterns of mentoring relationships were found: 1) no mentor in the first year, 2) mentor-protégé relationship - those who developed mentoring relationships early in a career with a more senior person in the same school system, and 3) mentoring relationships of convenience - young relationships which developed outside the same system. Skills and knowledge areas novice superintendents identified as critical for mentor assistance were school finance, development of effective relationships with groups that have expectations of the superintendent while also improving student achievement, and working within the politics of the position. Mentor characteristics novice superintendents considered necessary for a positive effect on job success include: trustworthiness, confidentiality, empathy, encouraging, active listening, and integrity. An attitude in which the mentor problem solved with the protégé, and did not give an immediate solution was displayed. Mentors actively and frequently initiated contact. Ideas were freely exchanged, giving the protégé undivided attention while not making the protégé feel inferior. The effects that previous mentoring experiences ...
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University of North Texas

University of North Texas

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Date: 2009
Creator: University of North Texas
Description: This is the official website for the University of North Texas. It includes all sites within the UNT domain and information about university admissions, financial aid, departments, research, athletics, libraries, administration, and student, faculty, and alumni resources.
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A Study to Determine a Sound Basis for Administering the Extra-Class Activities

A Study to Determine a Sound Basis for Administering the Extra-Class Activities

Date: August 1950
Creator: Parmer, F. D.
Description: The purpose of the study is two-fold: (1) to determine a sound basis for the administration of extra-curricular activities in a secondary school and (2) to evaluate practices and procedures of forty high school administrators in administering extra-curricular activities to determine the extent to which they meet accepted criteria in the field.
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Developmental Recommendations for a Selected Texas Black College

Developmental Recommendations for a Selected Texas Black College

Date: August 1972
Creator: MacKenna, David Warren, 1938-
Description: The problem of this study is the design of a comprehensive developmental profile for a Texas black college, based upon qualitative academic and nonacademic differences evident through comparison with a predominantly white institution of similar size and purpose. The purposes of the study are first, to identify features which differ between the selected black institution and the more highly rated white college. Second, to analyze differences discovered, and recommend a comprehensive program for upgrading the excellence level of the substandard institution.
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[College administrative staff on grounds at North Texas State Teachers College]

[College administrative staff on grounds at North Texas State Teachers College]

Date: 194u
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a group of male administrative staff members on the grounds of North Texas State Teachers College. The four men in the photograph are wearing suits and ties, with fedora hats. The men are standing with their backs to a thicket of bushes and trees.
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[Male and female administrative staff in office at North Texas State Teachers College]

[Male and female administrative staff in office at North Texas State Teachers College]

Date: 194u
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a group of male and female administrative staff members in an office at North Texas State Teachers College. The three men in the photograph are wearing suits and ties; the three women are wearing dresses. The staff members are seated and standing behind a desk with a telephone on it. A window with closed blinds and curtains is visible in the background; part of a framed painting can be seen hanging on the wall in the right background.
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[College administrative staff in office at North Texas State Teachers College]

[College administrative staff in office at North Texas State Teachers College]

Date: 194u
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a group of male administrative staff members in an office at North Texas State Teachers College. The eight men in the photograph are wearing suits and ties, and are seated and standing behind a desk with books on it. In the left and right background behind the men, there are closed windows which appear to contain stained glass. In the center background, on the wall behind the men, there are more books on a shelf as well as framed prints of a capitol building, Robert E. Lee, and two other historical figures.
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An Evaluation of the Trinidad High School, Trinidad, Texas

An Evaluation of the Trinidad High School, Trinidad, Texas

Date: August 1940
Creator: Fincher, E. B.
Description: This thesis is the result of an examination of Trindad High school in Trinidad, Texas. Teaching philosophy, student demographics, student activity types, and student resources are some of the considered aspects of this evaluation.
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Trends in Public School Supervision

Trends in Public School Supervision

Date: August 1940
Creator: Davidson, Elvira
Description: This thesis presents a broad historical and modern overview of teacher supervision by school administration. Areas of needed improvement and suggested solutions for them are indicated.
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An Evaluation of the Mineral Wells High School, Mineral Wells. Texas

An Evaluation of the Mineral Wells High School, Mineral Wells. Texas

Date: August 1939
Creator: Hendley, Ben P.
Description: This thesis offers an evaluation of the Mineral Wells, Texas high school. Fifteen hundred points associated with curriculum and school operation were evaluated to draw presented conclusions.
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